I think by now we no longer need to discuss what GDPR is all about, most organisations have now updated their policies to be in line with the privacy requirements of the regulation. However most still have yet to tackle the problem of managing unstructured data (i.e. file, e-mail & SharePoint). These organisations are now on the lookout for a solution that will perform:
- Data Discovery – identify risks associated with personal data located in data centres, the cloud and on endpoints
- Data Portability – upon request find and export an individual’s personal data
- Data Minimisation – reduce personal data and upon request erase from production and backup systems
Commvault has had tools for many years to address these, with state-of-the-art data protection, content indexing, archiving, deletion and encryption capabilities all working across an entire organisations hybrid cloud infrastructure. What they didn’t have was a tool specifically designed for GDPR, that is until now.
So how can the Sensitive Governance Application help with GDPR?
The following capabilities are enabled across an organisation’s unstructured data:
- Identifying sensitive data – using content indexing and data analysis engines
- Monitoring and assessing risks – using the reports and dashboards generated from the analysed data
- Processing end-user access requests – using workflows for reviewing and approving document export and deletion requests
The components of the solution are:
- Inventory Manager – connects to domains and computers (using a UNC path, File System agent or via Content Indexed data) to access user details, file rights and data content
- Sensitive Data Analysis – enables you to define sets of data sources from your inventories, called Projects, which are used to fulfil end-user access requests
- Request Manager – enables you to process end-user access requests to export or delete (from both production and backup systems) personal data, it also enables you to define the individuals who are responsible for reviewing documents collected in the request
- Entity Manager – enables you to manage the types of sensitive data that can be identified, there are many pre-built Entities and you can also create new Entities from existing ones, or create completely custom Entities using regular expressions and keywords
Licencing is based on the number of users that are creating data that is being analysed along with the number of reviewers and most importantly it will work with or without an an existing Commvault data protection solution.
Want to learn more and see the solution in action?
Attend one of our upcoming events – firstly for football fans we have an event at The Brewery in London on the 28th June – click here to find-out more and to register, and for movie fans we have an event at Pinewood Studios on the 20th July – click here to find-out more and to register.
Both events will include a deep-dive and full demo of this exciting new solution from Commvault.